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Re: An apology...
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- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 21:01:19 +0100
- Subject: Re: An apology...
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On 18 Feb 2003, "Stephen Ford" <stephen_ford at ntlworld dot com>
> Just out of curiosity, why is a mailing list used when it
> seems far simpler for users to connect to a newsgroup?
Okay, maybe if I tell you what my setup is you could try that
and see if it is any easier for you. What I have is Hamster,
which is a small mail & news server that I use that to pull
Cygwin list posts from the gmane news server (as others have
mentioned), but it would work as well if I got everything by
mail because I could have Hamster send those emails to a private
newsgroup. When I then post to Hamster's newsgroup it will then
automatically send the post via email to the mailing list
instead. Once the initial fiddling was done with this is, for
me, by far the easiest way to do things, and if my Cygwin
instalation is ever hosed I can still send an email here
pleading for help in the same way as I normally would. What's
more I do not need an account to post via the gmane server
(because I never do), so that's one more thing I never need to
worry about. BTW, I agree about the search facility on the
mailing lists, you are better off using google IMO, restricting
the search to the cygwin.com domain.
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